Senior software engineer, expert in the analysis, design and development of open
source web-based information systems. Strong experience in Web 2.0 technologies
for the management, manipulation and dissemination of statistical data and
micro-data. Excellent problem solving skills, enjoy working as a team member
as well as independently.
Software developer for the Products team.
Senior software engineer responsible for the design and development of web tools capable of
managing, manipulating and disseminating big data in the field of agriculture and food security.
Part of the team responsible for the analysis of the users' requirements and the production
of the technical specifications of the web service for the development team.
Developer of a MATLAB software for the computation of the parameters for the SAR image
acquisition of the COSMO-SkyMed satellites.
Responsible for the design and the implementation of a new architecture based on web services
is faster and more user friendly compared to the previous versions, and it has been visited
by more than 2.6 million users since its launch in May 2012.
Responsible for the integration of the GHG database with the FAOSTAT dissemination system
and for the design and implementation of custom GHG features within FAOSTAT. The implemented
FAOSTAT-GHG integration is widely used worldwide as a data source for working papers and
articles aimed at the mitigation of climate change in agriculture.
(FAO, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Responsible for the design and the development of web tools used to collect and disseminate,
through the institutional web site, food security related data. The system is still in place
and it generates and publishes charts of market price trends for the main commodities every day.
As part of my duties, I also recruited and supervised a local software developer.
(FAO, Khartoum, Sudan / Juba, South Sudan)
Responsible for the development of web based tools designed in collaboration with the local
institutions and ministries for the management, visualization and analysis of statistical data.
In 2009 and 2010 I have organised and lead two training workshops in Khartoum and Juba
assisting local staff in the use of these tools to improve their work. These activities lead
to the collection of better quality data, and it provided the tools to effectively share
As part of the core team of the project I am responsible for the analysis, the design and the
development of the main components of the system. Such components need to be engineered to be
as generic and performant as possible, in order to be able to serve a diverse audience of users.
The FENIX Platform is currently used as the engine for some of the flagship information systems
of the organization, such as FAOSTAT
(Accenture, Rome, Italy)
During my very first working experience I have been part of the team in charge of the
analysis of customer requirements and the consequent production of the technical
specifications for the developers team. I have worked on releases two and three of the
Sunrise project, which provides the backend for the internet services of the main Italian
telephone company, which has also been exported to Germany, France and the Czech Republic.
M.Sc. Computer Science Engineering
B.Sc. Telecommunications Engineering
Instituto Português Santo Antonio em Rome
Windows, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Red Hat, OSX
PostgreSQL, SQL Server, MySQL, MongoDB
Apache, Tomcat, Nginx
ArcGIS, QGIS, OGR/GDAL
Amazon Web Services
CloudFormation, Lambda, CloudWatch, SNS, SQS
Barbaglia, G., Murzilli, S., Cudini, S. (2015). Definition of REST web-services with JSON Schema.
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